ROLLIT a Falcon by another name

Department : METAL STEM & Threaded bowl
The name Rollit is currently only associated with ball point pens and cigarette papers and panama style hats, but back in the early 1950's, when George Hunt had this name for one of his businesses, he was toying with the idea of marketing Falcon pipes in U.K. In case there may have been a trademark dispute with Comoy, who marketed a pipe called Falcon, it seems George explored the idea of a name change. He already had the trademark Rollit in Canada and these frames were actually made in Canada. Very few were marketed since it transpired there was to be no trademark problem in UK and the name Falcon was quickly purchased in Canada.

Apart from the name being Rollit rather than Falcon, on a PP3 mould frame, this is a quite normal Falcon pipe

The rest is all part of Falcon history that you can read elsewhere on this website. Suffice it to say, apart from an example I sent to Kathy Worth (the grand daughter of George Hunt), and a couple I still have, it is extremely rare that they appear on ebay, and rarer still to be in good condition.

In the event an even rarer Falcon resulted. To see this, please go to Alco Falcon on the A-Z index

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